Human papillomavirus DNA is not transmitted by semen.


We studied by dot blot DNA hybridization semen samples of 17 regular partners of women with proven HPV infection and 16 controls, to find out whether the human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA is transmitted via semen. Although all women were positive for HPV DNA, the semen samples from their partners and controls were negative. This suggests that HPV DNA is not transmitted via semen.

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@article{Nieminen1991HumanPD, title={Human papillomavirus DNA is not transmitted by semen.}, author={Pekka J. Nieminen and Aarne I. Koskimies and Jorma Paavonen}, journal={International journal of STD & AIDS}, year={1991}, volume={2 3}, pages={207-8} }